Turnpike Glow's new single, 1986, will be available as a free download from March 5th, 2012, through Funke Pop Records. Their previous single, The Turn, The Pike and The Glow was released at the end of 2011.
The video for 1986 sees the band playing in the snow in Rome. Mazin Power and Daniel Bariagaber, who directed the video, were inspired by the heavy European snowfall that occurred at the end of January 2012; the snow that fell in Italy's capital was dubbed by the Guardian newspaper as: The Heaviest Snow to Fall in Rome Since 1986. The song, meanwhile, is about the end of a relationship that occurs under heavy snowfall.
Turnpike Glow comprises: Sandro Schiena (vocals / guitar / keys); Giuseppe La Mela (vocals / bass / keys); Jeremy Levy (guitar / keys) and Tom P. Griffiths (guitar / backing vocals). Formed in Rome, Italy, they started flying over to the UK in 2007 to perform shows in Leeds; London; Manchester and Liverpool. Soon enough, they were supporting bands like The Futureheads and Cooper Temple Clause.
Turnpike Glow will be celebrating the release of 1986 with a performance at Geek Out at the Wheelbarrow, London on March 1st, 2012.
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